After a string of loose performances from Chris Lynn in last year’s Big Bash League, Brisbane Heat have decided not to retain him for the next season.
After 11 seasons with the club, Lynn will now have to search for a new club this season.
Brisbane Heat decided to delist Lynn after a very tough decision by the Queensland Cricket and Brisbane Heat Committee.
If we look at Lynn’s stats over the course of BBL, he is the only player to have scored 3000 runs, that too only for Heat in 105 matches.
But last season, he managed only 215 runs in the twelve matches for the Heat which saw them sitting in seventh place.
Chris Lynn also captained the Brisbane Heat 50 times, the highest by any player in the BBL.
Last season, Jimmy Peirson was named captain after Lynn’s dismal performances.
Brisbane Heat also appointed a new coach for the club in Wade Seccombe.
Brisbane Heat’s retention and recruitment committee gave a statement in which they highlighted the positives that Lynn had when playing for Brisbane Heat.
They talked about the large legacy that Lynn has left behind as a player for the club but now they have decided not to award him a contract for the next season of BBL.
Ian Healy also commented that Lynn’s exit has started a new phase for Brisbane Heat.
In other news, the club has now decided to acquire Usman Khawaja for the next BBL season.
Khawaja has left Sydney Thunder due to family reasons and as he is a player from Queensland, he will be eager to join Brisbane Heat.
This will allow him to join his family for Christmas and New Year holidays.